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Maintaining US FONOPs in South China Sea is a bad idea

Asiatimes 01 Mar 2021
FONOPs targeting China’s claims to certain features and its territorial sea regime can be interpreted as a threat to use force against its claimed territorial integrity ... This diplomatic option seems to be sufficient for other nations including maritime powers whose rights the US claims to be protecting.
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S'pore must make own decisions amid US-China rivalry: Vivian

Straits Times 01 Mar 2021
"It is normal for two superpowers to try to influence others into their way of thinking," he told Parliament ... "What that means is from time to time, we'll have to say no to one or the other, or both ... The US and China have clashed repeatedly over what Washington views as an illegal campaign by Beijing to assert maritime claims in the disputed waters.
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Ex-Greek Diplomat: 'Turkey cannot be excluded from Eastern Mediterranean'

Middle East Monitor 28 Feb 2021
Read. UN to host Cyprus talks with Turkey, UK, Greece ... Turkey, which has the longest continental coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean, has rejected the maritime boundary claims by Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration, stressing that these excessive claims violate the sovereign rights of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots ... Read. Turkey.
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China Said to be Installing Missile Base Near Border with Vietnam

Voa News 26 Feb 2021
Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam claim all or parts of the South China Sea ... China has solidified its maritime claims over the past decade by reclaiming land to build up tiny islets for military use ... Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines hedge on pressing China over its maritime claims because all three accept investment money.
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Blast damages Israeli ship in Sea of Oman

Press TV 26 Feb 2021
According to maritime security firm Dryad Global, the vessel was en route to Singapore from the Saudi city of Dammam ... In an advisory notice on Friday, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said the incident occurred at 2040 GMT on Thursday, claiming that the “vessel and crew are safe.” ... www.presstv.ir ... www.presstv.tv. .
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Japan could fire at foreign official vessels

Beijing News 26 Feb 2021
Beijing has rapidly built up artificial islands with military infrastructure in the region, in its claim of sovereignty over almost the entire maritime region ... Meanwhile, US warships carried out freedom of navigation operations in an apparent bid to challenge Chinese claims and actions in the area.
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India beats China at its own game in Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy battle

Hindustan Times 26 Feb 2021
... spats, such as its territorial claims in the South China Sea ... The country’s vaccine procurement chief Carlito Galvez told lawmakers that Manila should “set aside” differences with Beijing on competing maritime claims, prompting shocked responses from an opposition lawmaker.
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Covid-19: India beats China at its own game in vaccine diplomacy battle

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021
... spats, such as its territorial claims in the South China Sea ... The country’s vaccine procurement chief Carlito Galvez told lawmakers that Manila should “set aside” differences with Beijing on competing maritime claims, prompting shocked responses from an opposition lawmaker.
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India beats China at its own game in vaccine diplomacy battleOne place where China’s influence ...

Deccan Herald 26 Feb 2021
... spats, such as its territorial claims in the South China Sea ... The country’s vaccine procurement chief Carlito Galvez told lawmakers that Manila should “set aside” differences with Beijing on competing maritime claims, prompting shocked responses from an opposition lawmaker.
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China protested after Japan planes flew over South China Sea in 2018

Kyodo 25 Feb 2021
The protest came with the Communist-led Chinese government of President Xi Jinping claiming sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea and rapidly building artificial islands with military infrastructure in the maritime area.
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China’s Naval Strength Gives It Crucial Clout in Negotiations around Asia

Voa News 25 Feb 2021
In Manila, he said, President Rodrigo Duterte periodically warns of China’s military strength as a reason to engage it rather than pushing too hard over disputed maritime claims ... in 2013 and three years later the court ruled that China lacked a legal basis for its maritime claims.
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Greece is a “U.S. colony” says theoretician of Turkey’s failed “Blue Homeland”

Greek City Times 25 Feb 2021
Retired Turkish Admiral Cem Gürdeniz, one of the theorists behind Turkey’s failed “Blue Homeland” theory to steal Greek maritime space in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Sea, claimed that Greece is a U.S.
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The problem with China’s new coastguard lawThree ambiguities within the law merit attention as they ...

Deccan Herald 24 Feb 2021
The US State Department expressed concerns over the language of the law and claimed that it could be used to intimidate China’s maritime neighbours ... Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu claimed, “Japan is staying alert and paying close attention to its effect on us ... China’s policy and position on maritime issues remain unchanged.”.
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